Margaret Bourke-White
[Photographer, b. 1904, New York, d. 1971, Darien, Connecticut.]

 Photography is a very subtle thing. You must let the camera take you by the hand, as it were, and lead you into your subject. 

W. Eugene Smith
[Photographer, b. 1918, Wichita, Kansas, d. 1978, Tucson, Arizona.]

 What use is having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling? 

Bill Jay
[Photographer, writer, and curator, b. 1940, Maidenhead, England, d. 2009, Samara, Costa Rica.]

 Making a photograph is as difficult as finding a particularly frisky cat in a dark room. Making a great photograph is as chancy as trying to catch a frisky cat in a black room in which there is no cat. 

Robert Doisneau
[Photographer, b. 1912, Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, France, d. 1994, Montrouge, France.]

 If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time. 

John Baldessari
[Artist, b. 1931, National City, California, lives in Venice, California.]

 What got me interested in found imagery was that it was not considered art, but just imagery, and I began dumpster diving in photo shops. 

John Gossage
[Photographer, b. 1946, Staten Island, New York, lives in Washington D.C..]

 Photography has always been a simple medium, compared to painting in oil or chipping at marble. 

Boris Mikhailov
[Photographer, b. 1938, Kharkov, Ukraine, lives in Kharkov and Berlin.]

 I was always against good technique because it didn’t work with Soviet life. Good quality equals foreign life. 

Sally Mann
[Photographer, b. 1951, Lexington, Virginia, lives in Lexington.]

 The hardest part is setting the camera on the tripod, or making the decision to bring the camera out of the car, or just raising the camera to your face, believing, by those actions, that whatever you find before you, whatever you find there, is going to be good. 
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